Roger Porter Astronomy From North Gloucester

1/2/17

Hey Joey, I am Roger Porter

I am a Big fan of GMG love seeing all the images around Cape Ann.

I thought you might like to share these images I took last night of the Annisquam Lighthouse with Venus and the Crescent moon reflecting earth shine and this image I took at Lanes cove of the Orion, Flame, Running man and Horsehead Nebulae.

 

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GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOOD HARBOR BEACH SUNRISE

Filming all this week at daybreak. Typical New England winter weather–yesterday it was ten degrees; this morning twenty degrees; and now, this evening it’s forty degrees. Looking forward to what tomorrow brings 🙂gloucester-good-harbor-beach-winter-sunrise-copyright-kim-smithgloucester-good-harbor-beach-winter-sunrise-2-copyright-kim-smith

Sawyer Free at a crossroads: building plan meetings tomorrow January 11 at 4:00pm and 6:30pm

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Sawyer Free Building Committee is meeting at 4pm January 11, 2017 to discuss schematic design, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC grant opportunities), and ready another presentation. At 6:30pm they’ll give a second public presentation with the building team. (Today’s Gloucester Daily Times article by Ray Lamont has more information: Commish Questions: Library board presenting proposal at community forum Wednesday night) Below are photographs from the January 4th meeting for coporators and other invited guests. The library’s building committee and the new building team gave a presentation and fielded comments and questions. Attendees expressed both support and dismay. Like the schools, it’s a big topic.  There are similarities: seeking a matching state grant, steep building compliance requirements, same project manager as West Parish and architects as West Parish. Questions and concerns can be directed to a communications consultant engaged by the library who will help to connect you with answers. There was a scrumptious catering spread from Willow Rest. I liked the artisan flatbread school of fish display. Melissa and the Willow Rest team are so creative.

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The current North Shore Magazine gives a shout out to Beverly Library for being rather library-ish, “unlike a lot of libraries, it’s quiet.” Plus more interior photographs of the Boston Public Library.

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Boston Public Library passing through Daniel Chester French doors

 

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Longfellow among the 30 Boston notable mosaics

 

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Louis Saint-Gaudens twin lions, honoring Civil War veterans; grand stairs, ceiling, windows, partial peek at Puves de Chavennes murals

Balancing and balance

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Prior post: Proposed building plans. Plus universal access, consolidated archives and digitization

Galleries open year round: Ken Riaf winter solo exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery opens Jan 14 and upcoming classes at the Hive

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I’m looking forward to seeing work by artist and dealer, Ken Riaf, showing Saturdays and Sundays at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, just across the street from his own Law and Water Gallery, 18A Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA.

Cape Ann Museum and the Hive are on the same block, and then there’s Trident Gallery and  Cape Ann Art Haven just a skip away at the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant. The Hive has just announced their new winter classes:  Foundations of Drawing class Wednesdays; Watercolor Studio: Basics of Watercolor Painting class on Tuesdays; Painting Studio all levels class on Wednesday evenings; and Ceramic Studio with Ruth Worrall on Thursdays. Register for the Hive’s upcoming classes here.

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Eli Cedrone Painting

I sent this image but it may have gone to your personal email. Just wanted to share this painting with you. It’s the mixologist at Short & Main. Feel free to share with your readers and the folks at the restaurant. The painting will be available soon at the Charles Fine Art Gallery, 196 Main Street Gloucester. Here’s my website info: www.elicedrone.com

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Chickity Check It!- The Times UK Speaks Truth About Cape Ann

Seafood and dunes: New England’s lesser-known cape

Forget Cape Cod — visit serene Cape Ann, soon to star in a Hollywood movie

Hit the link here for the entire article

Salt hits the back of my throat. As I step out of my car, I suck deeper on the icy sea air. Freezing waves crash below me as I gaze out towards the Atlantic from Gloucester, an old fishing settlement on the New England coast, while the sun slowly drops below the horizon.

In the distance is the glimmer of the Eastern Point lighthouse, the last sight of home for many Gloucester fishermen before they sailed into the vastness of the ocean. Dotted around the harbour are small wooden houses from which fishermen’s wives would look anxiously into the bay.

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T-Shirt Contest – ‘Just for the Halibut.’

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 gt-logo-white-background-final-fbGloucesterTEASE: Together Everyone Achieves Something Extraordinary.™ Each new shirt we launch will include a contest to win a FREE shirt.
Join in Our GloucesterTEASE™ Contest and WIN a FREE ‘Just for the Halibut’ T-shirt. 
‘Come to Gloucester, Just for the Halibut.’    ><))))jº>   ><))))jº>   ><))))jº>

Three Ways You Can Enter: (‘One entry per person, per category.’)

<><  Nominate Your FAVORITE FISHERMAN.

<><  Share a POSITIVE Story About Your Favorite Fisherman.

<><  ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ Your Fishermen’ Stories on this Post, on our FB page, or ‘Share’ to your FB Timeline.

Earn up to 3 Chances to Enter into a Raffle to Win A FREE Shirt! 

Soft, durable, short-sleeved T-shirt in military green. Designed and made locally.

gt-halibut-with-logo-fbContest Ends at 5 pm this Friday January 13th.  Good Luck! 

Here is one contestant’s entry: “To all the hard-working fishermen like my dad was who had to risk their lives at sea to support…

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